If you’ve ever been backstage in a theater, you’re probably familiar with, “The Green Room.” This is the place where performers can go to wait before they go on. For some this is a place of rest and meditation, but for most it’s just a place to sit and feel powerless and anxious with anticipation.

Right now, many Amazon and T-Mobile employees are stuck in The Green Room. A combined workforce numbering in the tens of thousands is waiting to hear what their work situation may look like with the announcements of the location(s) of Amazon HQ2 and the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Many are unsure whether they’re headed to New York, DC, Virginia or Kansas City, and they are understandably hesitant to move ahead with anything with long-term ramifications. We’ve heard it time and time again as these well-qualified buyers sit on the fence and watch their dream home slip through their fingers.

However, once the curtain goes up and the news is finally out, all of this pent-up anticipation will spill out on to the stage. We will be awash in the beautiful sounds of keys jingling and movers moving. I’m sure it will be a great show and I’m ready to buy the t-shirt.

Maybe you caught this interesting stat when this story was first written about a month ago, but it’s worth mentioning. In Seattle, one in ten homes are now single-room residences. In fact, “The number of one-room units, which now stands at about 37,000, has gone up nearly 80 percent since the start of the decade,” according to the story.

With the rise of these “Micro Units”, many companies have seen the increased demand for more efficiency in homes. In other words, all of our junk has to go somewhere, and robots can fix anything, right?

Enter Bumblebee Spaces. Bumblebee has been showing-off their new products at a Seattle apartment as of late. Their solution is to put all of your stuff on the ceiling when it’s not in use. Everything from the bed to the closet are tucked up out of sight and controlled from a central control panel. The software can even keep track of where you stored your belongings thanks to an elaborate system of cameras, like the Amazon Go store.

We’re going to come to appreciate systems like this more and more as the space crunch continues. What looks like overkill now will likely be commonplace in just a few short years. The future is knocking, but your end table may be blocking the door.